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of this fiscal approach. then we can say to cities like detroit and others, we've got the answer, that you don't have to do what you did in the past or don't fall into the traps that we have the answer here in san francisco. and that will continue to be a consensus building approach taking care of our responsibilities. with that, i'd like to give the podium for a while to this year's chair of our budget committee, of course is mark farrell. (applause) >> well, thank you to mayor lee for his great leadership during this process. you know, after months of debate in city hall, after six town halls in our different neighborhoods, after an online town hall, i think what i'm most proud of today is that we're signing a budget that is not only representative of the mayor and his team and the board of supervisors, but as we stated in the beginning, we wanted a budget that reflected the values of san francisco, of all san francisco. and i think we've achieved that today. i want to take a quick moment to thank all those involved, starting off with my colleagues on the board of supervisors, to everyone. i
have seen -- i grew up in the city of detroit which of course is like the polar opposite of what is happening in san francisco these days. the median price of a house in $9,000 and the city is going through this extraordinary upheaval and those jobs have been lost through the city to other regions and other parts of the country and people weren't paying attention and i really do believe -- and i know this is my bias and detroit made 80 years of bad planning decisions and part of the reason it's in the situation it is today and i really think the years of good planning in san francisco have really made a difference. i'm sorry commissioner. >> i want to thank you for your presentation. i think you're definitely a big picture guy, but you did say there that you have somebody working on that application the minute it comes in the door, the big stuff, and i know we're talking about the port today and the big stuff, but it's still the small stuff which also supplies housing and jobs in san francisco. it's still taking far too long. i know you have tried very hard to improve the com
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